Aug 01 • Get the Facts

Regarding Businesses Around Sonics Arena

Recently, there have been some concerns that the proposed location of Sonics Arena would displace a number of manufacturing businesses in SoDo. As you can see below, all but one of the properties purchased for the Arena are not manufacturing businesses — and the one business that is manufacturing related was planning to relocate on its own before their land was purchased.

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Finally, as to concerns about jobs in the SoDo neighborhood, we'd like to point out again that building the Arena will generate at least 2,000 high-wage construction jobs, along with hundreds of full and part-time jobs to keep the Arena running — jobs the SoDo neighborhood, and Seattle as a whole, would not have otherwise.

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